200HR Vinyasa Teacher Training
|200 Hour Teacher Training|
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Yoga On York will not be hosting a Teacher Training in 2013 or 2014.
We highly recommend the upcoming 200 Hour Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training at Yoga On The Hill in Kittery, Maine with instructor, Erin Ehlers from September 2013 - May 2014. Visit this link for full details: http://yogaonthehillkittery.com/teachertraining.htm
The Art and Science of Teaching Vinyasa Yoga
The Art and Science of Teaching Vinyasa Yoga is designed to enable serious yoga students to become knowledgeable and effective teachers. Yoga On York is recognized by the Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour registered yoga school. The curriculum exceeds the Yoga Alliance hourly requirements in each of the five areas of study (see below). This Teacher Training is influenced by our study of the Ashtanga, Iyengar and Bishnu Gosh lineages and emphasizes how to safely and effectively teach 50+ yoga postures (asanas) in the Vinyasa (breath-to-movement) style at the following levels:
Yoga Foundations (Gentle, Beginners Level)
Slow Flow Vinyasa Level (Vigorous, Beginners Level)
Vinyasa Flow Intermediate Level
Ashtanga Modified Primary
This transformational training will deepen your personal yoga lifestyle and lay a strong foundation for your ability to lead yoga classes of integrity and safety that inspire and encourage others. Begin the inspirational journey of developing your authentic voice as a yoga instructor. From the start of this training, you will be practicing using your voice to effectively instruct the proper alignment of yoga postures so that by graduation day you will have practiced to the point of proficiency and beyond. You will hone your skills of observation and learn how to verbally and physically adjust students yoga postures. Through our study of the power of the spoken word, energy, intention, awareness, sequencing, and tempo, a strong foundation is built for your ability to lead vibrant, heart-centered classes.
Going beyond the physical, you will learn yoga philosophy through our study of The Bhagavad Gita (with scholar Alden Bianchi), Pantajali's Eight-Limb Path, the Yamas and Niyama, and Yoga as an Energy System (with International Yoga Instructor, Beryl Bender Birch). Through this powerful blend of academic study and practical application of daily meditation, asana and pranayama practice your understanding of yoga philosophy will deepen into an integral part of your life as a student and a inspired teacher.
To be a safe and effective yoga instructor one must have a strong scientific knowledge of the body. Using anatomical models, graphic illustration, hands-on palpation, and posture laboratory, you will develop a proficient understanding of body biomechanics, proper skeletal alignment, and anatomy in relationship to yoga postures. You will develop the ability to "see" muscles, joints and bones in action in yoga. You will be presented with current research-based, medical information and learn about common Western injuries and ailments (such as arthritis, bulging discs, fused vertebrae, osteoporosis, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel and more) that commonly "walk in" to every yoga class. You will learn the indications and contraindications of these conditions and how to safely teach and modify yoga postures when these conditions are present.
This Teacher Training Curriculum Includes:
- Instruction in the ability to safely and effectively practice and instruct over 50 yoga postures
- Instruction in some basic techniques of Meditation and a requirement of a daily practice during a portion of the 6-months of this program
- Instruction in the techniques of basic pranayama (breathwork)
- How to teach to beginner through intermediate level students thru the learning of 4 set, class sequences
- How to teach appropriate modifications of all the postures for all levels of students
- How to verbally cue and safely adjust for correct alignment in yoga postures
- Detailed teaching of the bones, muscles, soft tissues and joints of the body
- Detailed teaching of the normal ranges of motions of each joint
- Posture laboratory of proper anatomical alignment and common postural deviations
- How to improve common postural deviations (poor posture) thru the use of specific yoga poses
- Detailed teaching of scientific anatomy as it relates to yoga postures and breathwork
- Current information on common yoga injuries and how to lead safe classes to protect students from these injuries
- Current research-based, medical information on the most common Western ailments that students present with and how to safely teach yoga when these various ailments are present
- Yoga Philosophy to include the study of: The Bhagavad Gita, The Eight-Limb Path of Yoga, and Yoga as an Energy System
- The art of teaching effective, safe classes that inspire and come from your authentic voice and heart-center
- The business of teaching yoga and yoga ethics
- Yoga lifestyle, conscious eating and nutrition
- Numerous hours of you practice teaching to the point of proficiency
- 12 hour training with Beryl Bender Birch, a true pioneer of Western yoga and a best-selling yoga author
Curriculum Hours Include: (exceeds Yoga Alliance requirements in each category)
206 contact hours = contact hours are classroom hours in the physical presence of a Yoga On York faculty member
75 approved, non-contact hours = consists of taking 40 Yoga On York regular, "drop-in" style classes and 25 hours of study assignments to reinforce classroom information.
Techniques Training/ Practice - 81.5 contact hours
Includes detailed training in how to practice and teach 50 yoga postures (asanas) and Sun Salutations A & B of the Ashtanga lineage at the beginner's level, slow flow level, and intermediate level; proper body mechanics, postural alignment and asana alignment; how to practice and teach Ujjayi Brathing, Kapalabhati Breathing and Alternate Nostril Breathing; bandhas; drishti, guided and self meditation practice
Teaching Methodology - 28 contact hours
Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/adjusting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, orchestrating a class, and the business aspects of teaching yoga
Anatomy & Physiology - 33.5 contact hours
Includes skeletal system, muscular system, joints and their structures, normal movement and range of motion of each joint, stretching physiology, stretching biomechanics, anatomy of breathing, the effect of yoga breathing on the nervous system, Yoga and The Spine, Shoulder Girdle and Pelvic Girdle, the effect of yoga on the circulatory system, lymphatic system and myofacial system, Stability vs. Mobility, Women's Issues and Yoga, indications/contradications of yoga for common Western injuries, preventing yoga injuries, and Chakras and Energy Fields
Yoga Philosophy/ Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers - 28 hours
Includes study of yoga history, main branches of yoga, different schools of Hatha Yoga, history of Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga, Pantajali's Eight Limb Path, Yamas and Niyamas, Yoga as a System of Energy Medicine instructed by Beryl Bender Birch, yoga lifestyle, conscious eating and nurtition, The Four Agreements, foundations of Ayurveda with Betty Moylan, and discussion of The Bhagavad Gita with Alden Bianchi
Practice Teaching / Practicum - 35 hours
Throughout the training you will practice teaching gradually larger and larger portions of set Vinyasa sequences one-on-one and in small groups to fellow students. You will receive feedback from fellow students and faculty. Teaching Practicum includes teaching 3 complete classes at YOGA ON YORK.
Non-Contact, Assigned Hours
75 hours - includes taking a minimum of 40 yoga "drop-in" style classes at YOGA ON YORK and other studios and completing a Class Analysis Form for each class and approximately 25 hours of assignments to support the in-class work